Generative AI technologies are rapidly emerging and becoming standard components of Saas (Software as a Service, such as email marketing providers), built into image editing programs, such as Canva or Photoshop, and are available as stand-alone LLMs (Large Language Models) such as Google Bard or ChatGPT. IP (Intellectual Property) laws and business ethics are not standardized in this realm, so The Garden of Words has produced its own set of AI Policies. They are as follows.
1. All staff members and contractors of the Company carefully handle confidential information and do not input or upload confidential, sensitive, or proprietary information to open platforms of any sort, nor do we share identifying information with open platforms.
2. We may use generative AI tools incorporated in SaaS programs, such as the background remover in Canva, or an idea generator in Klaviyo however, we, as humans, are responsible for verifying the veracity of any outputs, and if we use any type of generative AI software, it is at the point of ideation, for summarizing, or transcribing, and is not, in any way, connected to the final product. What we produce for the Client is of our own experience, knowledge, and research, and we create it under this work for hire agreement guaranteeing the copyright for the client. (Meaning, no final product that we create will have been developed by AI. Current copyright laws prohibit assigning copyright to AI creations, meaning final work produced with AI and sent to Client would invalidate any work for hire agreement.)
3. Should The Garden of Words use generative AI tools during the course of a project, we will disclose the use.
4. The Garden of Words views generative AI tools as it views other technological tools: potential help for advancing project goals, but no replacement for human knowledge and experience. The Garden of Words is a human-centered company.